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Burghley

[bur-lee]
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noun
  1. 1st Baron. Cecil, William.
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Examples from the Web for burghley

Historical Examples

  • The apartments at Burghley are filled with historical portraits.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • It was a surprised footman who opened the door of the Duke of Burghley's house.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • The Duke of Burghley dropped his knife and fork at her first words.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • Once he held it to the mirror, and the word "Burghley" was plainly reflected.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • We stepped in, bagged 'em, and gave 'em back to the Duke of Burghley.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest


British Dictionary definitions for burghley

Burghley

Burleigh

noun
  1. William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley. 1520–98, English statesman: chief adviser to Elizabeth I; secretary of state (1558–72) and Lord High Treasurer (1572–98)
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